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Introduction to the Old Testament : Tracing the History, Culture and Scripture of Ancient Israel
Authorship Description
Rev. Dr. Kondasingu Jesurathnam.
Bibliographical Details xvi, 349 p. 25 cm.
Edition, Place & Publisher 1st ed. New Delhi, Christian World Imprints.
ISBN-10 9351482952
ISBN-13 9789351482956, 978-9351482956
Year of Publication 2018.
Series Biblical Hermeneutics Rediscovered - 18.
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Introduction to the Old Testament : Tracing the History, Culture and Scripture of Ancient Israel

The present work is an important contribution to the basic understanding of the Old Testament. It critically traces the history, culture and scripture of the ancient Israel whom God had chosen for a special purpose to declare God's glory to the world. The content of the book reveals many facets of the people of ancient culture who struggled to maintain their loyalty to their God in the midst of turbulent situations in their life. Despite people's infidelity, God's covenant love was constant and consistent in the lives of God's chosen people. The developments in the lives of the ancient Israelite community is a paradigm for us today for any vulnerable and marginalized community where God's unfailing love is visible. This work is a vital resource for any serious student and scholar of the Old Testament who would like to do research of the Holy Scripture.

Contents

Preface

List of Abbrevations

Biblical/Extra-biblical Abbreviations

Section 1
Introduction

1. Introduction

2. People/Nations Surrounding Ancient Israel

Section 2
History of Ancient Israel

3. Israel Before Settlement

4. Settlement and Formative Period

5. The United and Divided Monarchy

6. The Downfall of Israel and Judah

7. The Return and Restoration

8. The Maccabean Period

Section 3
The Old Testament Literature and the Canon

9. The Formation of the Old Testament

10. The Old Testament Literature and Canon

Selected Bibliography

Rev. Dr. Kondasingu Jesurathnam is Friedemann Gloka Professor of Old Testament at the United Theological College, Bangalore, South India. He is an ordained minister of Telugu Baptist Church. During the year 2014 (Jan-Dec) he spent his yearlong sabbatical in the United States. In the US he taught at two seminaries: Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia and at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia as visiting professor. His special areas of interests include Old Testament Theology and Psalms and Prophetic books. He has produced a number of scholarly works in the area of Old Testament both as national and international publications. His wife Beatrice Veena teaches at United Theological College Nursery School and his son David Sunil Wesley Raju is a postgraduate working in Bangalore as a content writer for an IT company.


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